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Plate XVII

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Plate XVII
Wright, Thomas, 1711-1786 (Author)

An original theory or new hypothesis of the universe: founded upon the laws of nature, and solving by mathematical principles the general phaenomena of the visible creation; and particularly the Via Lactea : compris'd in nine familiar letters from the author to his friend, and illustrated with upwards of thirty graven and mezzotinto plates, by the best masters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1750
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the author, and sold by H. Chapelle
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Eng. 1750 94-193
Milky Way
Physical Description
Extent: 20.5 x 12.6 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11954185
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 783751f0-c60a-012f-e5fc-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1711: Creator Born
  • 1750: Issued
  • 1786: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Plate XVII" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1750.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Plate XVII" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2021.

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Plate XVII